What are your job prospects when you finish your postgraduate study?

Here at York, we're really proud of the fact that more than 97% of our postgraduate students go on to employment or further study within six months of graduating from York. We think the reason for this is that our courses prepare our students for life in the workplace through our collaboration with industry to ensure that what we are teaching is useful for employers.

So where do our students go once they leave York?

Career options

Our postgraduate taught courses are specifically designed to meet the needs of industry, and the thorough grounding we provide, alongside the skills you learn from undertaking a Masters degree, will stand you in good stead in the workplace.

Here's some idea of the industry sectors our postgraduate students work in:

Pie chart showing the industry destinations of Computer Science postgraduates

These figures are calculated from York's Careers service. The latest Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), which looks at both undergraduate and postgraduate students from the UK and EU found that, six months after graduation, 96% of our students were in graduate level work or further study.

Graduate profiles

You can find more information about the types of jobs our graduates go into, and some profiles of recent graduates on the Careers website.

Girl at computer in a workplace

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Small picture of alumnus James Mistry

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